Instructor: Jamey Pope
$1,000 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit due at time of registration.
$5,000 due one month before start of class.
*Our general Registration and Cancellation Policies do not apply to this class.
This intensive class provides in-depth and comprehensive instruction in furniture making. Students are guided from basic hand and machine skills to advanced techniques in furniture making. The course begins with the skills taught in the Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking and Fundamentals of Machine Woodworking courses. It is helpful for those who wish to enhance their skills to be better prepared to apply for NBSS’s full-time programs.
Students complete several basic and advanced joinery samples prior to building more complex projects. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to build most tables and case pieces. Students also visit a lumber yard and are guided through the process of choosing and purchasing the appropriate stock for the project.
The following are covered in this course: basic drafting, reading and following furniture plans, project organization, developing procedures and stock lists, working safely, efficiently, and accurately, spindle and mallet turning, veneering, case and table construction, and finishing. The hand-cut and machine-cut joinery includes: half blind and through dovetails, mortise and tenon, multiple stub tenons, twin tenons, housed tapered dovetails, dovetailed drawer dividers, dovetailed vertical partitions, shaping and cutting molding, and curved and flat drawer construction.
Students are required to bring the items on this supply list to the first day of class.
This course qualifies for Post 9/11 GI Bill Education and Training benefits. Please contact the Continuing Education Office for details.